If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.